A Fresh Take on Thai Cuisine at Melbourne’s Kan Eang

/ 5 September 2023

The Next Generation on Flinders Lane

In the heart of the CBD, a new Thai restaurant has sprouted on 306 Flinders Lane. If the names May and Nat Pongvattanaporn sound familiar, that’s because they are. These siblings are the children of the minds behind iconic Thai joints Thai Culinary and Raan Kan Eang on Elizabeth Street.

A Fusion of Old and New

Drawing inspiration from regional cuisines, Kan Eang serves up a mix of traditional and modern fare. The focus here is on keeping the food authentic while adding a contemporary spin. May and Nat have taken cherished family recipes and given them a fresh twist. You’ll find an array of dishes that are both nostalgic and new.

Must-Try Dishes

Alright, let’s cut to the chase: the food is unreal. The Fried Chicken Ribs have been in the family for 17 years, and they are a knockout. This chicken gives any fast-food chain a serious challenge, thanks to its house seasoning. As for the volume, they used to sell over 80kg of these bad boys daily at their previous venue.


Beef Shank Curry with Avocado may sound quirky, but the smooth avocado offsets the spicy curry in a surprising harmony. Seafood fans will delight in the Two-Way Crab—a baked crab dish complemented by a sour mango salad. If you’re in for a breakfast treat, the Prawn and Scrambled Egg dish with signature chilli paste is not to be missed.

A Dining Experience Like No Other

What sets Kan Eang apart isn’t just the food. The restaurant offers a unique setting that combines a tropical atmosphere with elegant marble décor. While enjoying their renowned Thai stir-fries, fried rice, and noodles, you’ll feel as though you’ve escaped to an imaginary jungle.

Become Part of the Kan Eang Family

So, if you’re tired of the usual Thai spots, Kan Eang is the place to go for a new experience. They’re more than just a restaurant; they’re a venue where you can make lasting memories with loved ones. Don’t just take our word for it—come and discover it for yourself.

That’s the scoop on Melbourne’s newest Thai eatery, Kan Eang. If you’re keen to explore more foodie destinations in Melbourne, check out our Eat Drink Play Melbourne website for more recommendations. For a closer look at Kan Eang’s menu, visit their official website.